Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Overwhelmed again!!

Green Silver Lines
Another warm night at last and another night of chasing round the garden with a net, potting things up and taking lots of photos. Several 'new for year' species including Setaceous Hebrew Character, Riband Wave and Willow Beauty as well as several 'new for garden' including Brown Silver Lines, Buff Ermine, a fantastic looking Green Silver Lines and an assortment of unidentified micros.
The trap was out from 9:45pm to 3:25am

6 Light brown Apple Moth
5 Brimstone
4 Shuttle Shaped Dart
2 Codling Moth
1 Dark Barred Twin Spot Carpet
7 Mottled Pug
5 Common Pug
2 Bright-line Brown-eye
7 Heart + Dart
2 Rustic Shoulder Knot
1 Lime Hawk
3 Garden Carpet
1 Green Carpet
2 Willow Beauty(NFY)
3 Bee Moth
1 Brown Silver Lines(NFG)
6 Common Marbled Carpet
2 Campion
1 Setaceous Hebrew Character(NFY)
1 Green Silver Lines(NFG)
1 Buff Ermine(NFG)
1 Garden Pebble(NFY)(thanks Matt)
1 Dot Moth(NFY)(no photo)
1 Silver-Y
1 Flame Shoulder
1 Iron Prominent
1 Scalloped Hazel
1 Riband Wave(NFY)
3 Argyresthia trifasciata
7 Epiblema cynosbatella
1 Spruce Carpet
3 Cherry Bark Moth(NFG)
2 Celypha lacunana(NFG)
1 micro#3(NFG)
2 Large Clover Case bearer(NFG)

Cherry-Bark Moth

Celypha lacunana

micro #3

Large Clover-case Bearer

Willow Beauty

Garden Pebble

Riband Wave

Setaceous Hebrew Character

Brown Silver Lines

Buff Ermine


  1. People collecting these Light Brown Apple Moths should start publicizing that they don't do any harm whatsoever to anything. The California Department of Food and Agriculture is using LBAM to steal $100's of millions from taxpayers pretending that it is a threat to our state.

    Home entomologists and pro entomologists speak up and further deliver the truth about LBAM.

  2. Hi Ian,

    Your Straw Dot is actually a micro moth known as a Garden Pebble. The 1st time I saw one I looked endlessly through macro moths to no avail. I eventually chanced upon it by accident while trawling through UK Moths.......

    All the best,


  3. D'oh!, thanks Matt you're absolutely right and I should have known that(I got Garden Pebble and Straw Dot last year!)